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12. Town walls

The town’s walls were built from the 9th until the 16th century. Once the wall consisted of nine towers but only six remain today. A couple of the towers are today used as private residences and throughout the length of the south side of the town’s wall residences were built, which are still inhabited.


The name Žudika derives from Italian giudicare which means to judge. It refers to an area behind the Parish Church of Saint Jelena Križarica and the highest tower of the town’s walls. In this area, people were sentenced for their crimes and some old documents even mention the burning of witches.

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